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Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star (1986)

Three aliens from the planet Taros land on Earth and are befriended by a Wyoming rancher's son.


Peter R. Hunt


Christopher Adcock, Christopher Blue (screenplay) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Holahan ... Aric
Sydney Penny ... Robyn
Rosie Marcel ... Tavy
Ricky Paull Goldin ... Dirt
Hersha Parady ... Mrs. McAlpin
Patricia Brookson Patricia Brookson ... Cee Gee
Peter Jason ... Mr. McAlpin
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Hyper Sapien Leader (as Jeremy Wilkins)
Jim Gray Jim Gray ... Teel
Marilyn Schreffler ... Voice of Kirbi (voice)
Keenan Wynn ... Grandpa
Gladys Taylor Gladys Taylor ... Lucy
Linda Elder Linda Elder ... Lyth
Chuck Shamata ... Patterson
Talia Shire ... Dr. Tedra Rosen


Robyn is a teenage girl whose people from the planet Taros have been hiding on the Moon, biding their time to assimilate with Earthlings. She grows impatient. Robyn, Tavy (a younger girl) and Kirbi (a furry tripod creature) stowaway on a mission to Earth and sneak away. They are befriended by a Wyoming rancher's son. He hides them at his open-minded grandfather's house while his parents host a senatorial campaign barbecue. Written by Garon Smith

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From light years away straight into your heart. See more »


Family | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


Rosie Marcel, the only British actor in the film, would later go on to star as one of TV's most disliked characters, Jac Naylor, in Holby City (1999). See more »


Dirt wakes up early morning then looks like he's talking on a Ham rig. Then records the time stating 'It's 3:00 a.m. in London. Assuming PST, that would be 7:00 P.M. in Wyoming. See more »


Referenced in Chicken Little (2005) See more »

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Sweet love story with an interstellar twist
3 September 2003 | by Heinz57See all my reviews

I bought this on laser disc years ago, and it has always been a favorite of mine. Many friends who watched it with me agreed. Anyone with just one romantic bone in their body will enjoy the girl boy interplay, especially if you like science fiction (as I do). The unusual pet they bring with them adds greatly to the story. The two 'alien' girls are cute, the effects are quite good and Keenan Wynn, in his 174th movie, his last role, plays a very likeable and understanding, openminded grandfather. I found it to be great fun and when I realized today that someone really tried to badmouth it badly, thought I had to give that a counter. It is not a cerebral piece, but most movies aren't. I am happy that I found it because I have never seen any advertising for it, which I found somewhat surprising. Also, it is something that kids can enjoy with its wholesomeness.

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Release Date:

19 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From Another Star See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Mono | Stereo


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